Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:57am on Wednesday 26th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
9°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 3 - 6 m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Decent
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Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:57am
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Monday 24th April 2017, 8:31am 0cm
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Friday 21st April 2017, 8:21am 0cm
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Wednesday 26th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from my Niseko base here in Hirafu.

It's an overcast feel to the early morning here but with perhaps brighter weather later in the day. Some forecasts seem to add a little rain into the mix, so there you go. We'll just have to see what happens.

And that's about it really. I would expect the lifts to be opening as planned this morning.

I'd love to know how many people buy a ticket at this time of year. It's very quiet and I suspect many of the people making the effort are locals or people who have been working here...

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The Niseko Village part of the mountain was planning on opening for Golden Week, but it sounds like there won't actually be any of their ski courses open - not enough snow left. They do plan however to operate their Niseko Gondola from Saturday. From the top of the Gondola, after a couple of hundred metres walk (or shuffle) you can be skiing at the courses that remain open at the Niseko Grand Hirafu area. (Of course you will also be able to just start and finish at Niseko Grand Hirafu if that fits your plans).

A lift ticket that is valid at all of the open resorts and ski lifts that are open over Golden Week - Saturday 29th April until Sunday 7th May - costs as follows:

Adults (over 12): 3,800 yen
Children: 3,100 yen

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Individual resort information: Wednesday 26th April 2017:

Planned openings. This info subject to change due to snow and weather conditions - any closings due to weather will be mentioned in the main report above.

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
You need to get the Ace Number 2 Center Four quad lift back down to base.

Official snow depth:
Top - 230cm
Base - 5cm

Courses that remain open (checked daily with each report):
Detour for beginners
Shirakaba
Center
Large
Rinkan
Jumbo
Dynamic

Planned operating lifts:
Ace Number 2 Center Four (8:30am until 4:30pm)
King Number 3 (8:40am until 4:30pm)
King Number 4 (8:50am until 4:30pm)
Gondola (8:30am until 4:30pm) ** open only from 29th April until 7th May **

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Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
You can still ski or board back down to base... just about!

Official snow depth:
Top - 180cm
Base - 10cm

Courses that remain open (checked daily with each report):
Champion
Shirakaba
Utopia
Paradise
'S' Ji
Silver
Family
Junior

Planned operating lifts:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo Number 1
Jumbo Number 4

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort has closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Wednesday 26th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts should be opening as planned this morning

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23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 83cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 688cm 992cm 1144cm
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2016/2017 season 2cm
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110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
-
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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